Where does Program Leader Add Value?
- Where systematic reporting to clients, sponsors, or stakeholders needs improvement. Many high-powered engineering tools don’t cater to information needs of your client. They need details from you to maintain their support from their organizations.
- Where tasks are usually done by individuals, not groups.
- Where issues arise out of nowhere, fast, needing days or weeks to solve.
Program Leader Tailors Reports for Different Positions in your Business
- People in diverse parts of the business want reports of their tasks and for those they supervise. Program Leader delivers this.
- We offer the “Performing Organization Project” category. It’s for in-house tasks that support a project. This category excludes these tasks from client review.
Program Leader Summarizes Workload (Advanced Version)
- Resources need to be challenged, not crushed with the amount of work on their plate. So preview their obligations here:
- You enter estimates of effort (as a decimal number) into tasks.
- Loading appears in the Gantt Chart for Employee.
- You add +/- lags to predecessors and successors to alleviate pinch points.
Program Leader Untangles Multiple Projects
- Shared resources get pulled in all directions in a multi-project environment. After developing a set of tasks with them, print out (or email) your agreements.
- Every week, review progress with them, using the report as an agenda. Make adjustments. Provide them a revised document.
- Resource task summaries are viewed in one of the Metric Reports.
Use Program Leader to Establish Processes
- The more a business operates by repeatable processes, the more successful it will become.
- Processes reduce architectural and engineering errors and oversights.
- Program Leader can store these processes as templates. Use the template to plan new projects.
- Continuous Improvement hint: compare the executed schedule against the baseline on our Gantt charts. Make improvements to the process and save as a revised template.
Use Program Leader for Total Quality Management
- Total Quality Management is executed by defining: Perspective, Customer, KPI, Target, and Supporting Initiatives.
- Program Leader can help track Initiatives:
- to build lasting customer relationships,
- and become (or get closer to) best in class.
Program Leader Reports tasks for Supervisors, Subcontractor Action
- This allows the project manager to share an employee’s program with their functional manager or subcontractor executive.
- One of the reasons to meet is to solve problems that the resource can’t.
- Reporting by supervisor or executive also is a way to gain their support. It shows that you care about their division or business.